View Full Version : Raid 1 With partitions

01-25-08, 07:33 PM
I'm fairly familiar with setting up and managing raid, except one aspect. I have been using my SATA drives separately w/o raid, and now I want to combine them as raid 1. The question is that since my SATA 0 is now setup with x64, plus a couple of other non-os partitions, when I creat the raid, will the drive added also have these partions as well? I know that I could partition the array after it's creation, but what about before?

01-25-08, 08:05 PM
You're going to lose everything when you setup the array. Ghost the Windows drive and then add it back to the RAID.

01-26-08, 01:04 AM
Thanks. I was thinking that since you could replace a drive in an array, without losing anything, that it would be the same when starting the array with a drive already running. But, that's not a problem, because I already have a drive image ready.